Frankia Bacteria

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  1. SueinWA

    SueinWA Junior Member

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    In a post at another PC site, someone said he was trying to establish Elaeagnus plants for fruit & soil improvement. He is under the impression that, since there are no local native plants, that he would have to innoculate his incoming Elaeagnus with the Frankia bacteria in order for the plants to fix nitrogen in the soil.

    Is this true? Will the Elaeagnus not fix nitrogen without it? Would it be advisable to "import" some active soil from someone who does have Elaegnus growing in the area, or will this bacteria just show up by itself, spontaneously?

    I have never heard of this bacteria before reading that post.

    Any thoughts or information?

    Sue
     
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